The latest from agro journalist Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken, should be rattling more than a few cages. Her exhaustive work on the rise of antibiotic resistant pathogens, largely thanks to the American methods of producing chicken are examined in detail in this excellent book on the industry. It makes a powerful case for consumers to rear up and demand that agriculture take antibiotics for growth promotion and for disease prevention right out of the equation, and to adopt methods that have been successfully trialed in other countries to preserve the precious medical miracle of antibiotics.